Posts Tagged ‘running’

The Glow Run

glow run This last weekend was the Glow Run  in downtown Des Moines.  The announcer said that it was the biggest turn out yet, 12,000 runners!  It wasn’t timed, just a fun run with everyone wearing as bright of clothes as possible and lots of glow sticks.

At one point of the route, there was a slight hill and you could see both those in front of you and those who had already turned and were headed back to the finish line.  There were thousands of bright, glowing people, just bobbing along the route.  It truly was a sight to see!

With just a month to go before Dam to Dam, I was happy to feel very comfortable while running.  The hardest part about huge races like that is having to dodge the walkers in front of you while you’re running.  It felt like an obstacle course!

Glow Run!

glow run Anyone out there signed up for the Glow Run?  This will be my first time running it.  Looks like it will be a great time and I like that it’s a night race.  I tend to have an easier time running in the afternoon than in the morning.  What’s your best time to exercise?

What are other races that you would suggest?  Has anyone been on a committee that puts together a race?  I would love to hear about the process that goes in to it.  Good luck to those who will be participating in it.  Maybe I’ll see you down there!

Let the Training Begin!

running Well, the training has begun…  I forgot how boring running on a treadmill is.  Thankfully, I found a great trick last year while training that got me through MANY hours of treadmill time.  Netflix!!

I finagled a laptop stand in front of the treadmill and can watch episodes while I’m putting in the miles.  My show for the time being is Bones.  After that, on to How I Met Your Mother.

How are your New Year’s resolutions going?  Are you hanging strong or just by a thread?  Is there anything I can do to help you?  How about a quick, YOU CAN DO IT!!!

Seriously though, I would love to help out in any way I can so please don’t hesitate to ask!